Do you love the beach as much as we do and want to inspire the community about Puget Sound’s intertidal life and habitats? We are currently recruiting volunteers for our 2017 Meet the Beach program. Meet the Beach provides natural interpretation to the general public and to K-12 groups at local beaches during summer low tide days.
Starting in April, we will be providing six training sessions, free of charge. No existing knowledge or experience is required. We will teach volunteers everything they need to know. As part of this program, new volunteers will need to submit a background check. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute at least 15 hours of service during the season and become an Estuarium member.
The Meet the Beach volunteer training is led by professional scientists and experts.
The 2017 classroom and beach training dates are:
- Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
- Thursday, April 20, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
- Sunday, April 30, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM at Tolmie Beach
- Thursday, May 4, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
- Thursday, May 11, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
- Saturday, May 13, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM at Burfoot Beach
Volunteers can apply for the Meet the Beach Program by filling out an online application at HERE or contacting Susan Shelton at Susan@SSEAcenter.org. For more information about Meet the Beach, visit www.sseacenter.org/MTB.
When: April 11th, 6 – 8 PM
Where: Capitol Museum Coach House (Behind museum), 214 22nd Ave. SW, Olympia
What: The South Sound Estuary Association invites all our members, volunteers and interested people to join us for our annual organizational celebration. We are pleased to have Scott join us with a talk on the Squaxin Island Tribes Environmental Programs and the effects of ocean acidification on salmon. All are welcome and this event is FREE!
- Guest speaker – Scott Steltzner, Squaxin Island Tribe, Research Biologist
- Organizational overview of past and upcoming year – Sasha Medlen, Executive Director
- Introduction of current and new board members – Lynn Schneider, Board President
Plan to join us for snacks, beverages, conversation, and a celebration of the Estuarium and all of our accomplishments. Share the event with anyone you know who might want to know more about our organization and bring a friend!
What: We are very fortunate to be hosting local author Jonathan White for the start of his newest book tour on February 15th at the Estuarium! The event starts at 7pm and is FREE. After Jonathan talks with us about Tides, he will have copies of the book available for purchase. Check out the video below to learn more!
Where: The Estuarium, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
When: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 7:00PM
February 16th, 7 pm, Discovery Speaker Series Presenter is Rachael Jamison, Port of Olympia, Director of Environmental Programs. Our local port aims to be a model of environmental sustainability. Plan to attend and learn about this groundbreaking work.
Port of Olympia Aims to Be National Model of Environmental Sustainability